Book art

 

P1060358 An amazing exhibition of works of art produced from old books by library members is being staged by Bath & North East Somerset Council at Bath Central Library.P1060340

Visitors to the library have the chance to vote for their favourite at the exhibition, which runs from Wednesday 11 September until Tuesday 24 September (voting takes place between Wednesday 11 September and Thursday 19 September).

P1060351Every year, the Council’s library service has books that have reached the end of their life; either through the amount of times they have been issued or due to an updated version becoming available. Most find new homes in the annual book sale; with the proceeds invested back into the service.P1060354

But the small number of books left over have been used in this imaginative competition designed to bring out people’s creative sides.

Councillor David Dixon (Lib-Dem, Oldfield), Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “We’ve had around 100 fantastic works of art – which is almost double last year’s total – all recycled from old library books.

P1060345“We hope that this brilliant exhibition will encourage more people to pop back into Bath & North East Somerset Council’s libraries to discover what else we have available for them to enjoy – including an amazing range of books, CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs.”P1060338

All the entries are from library members and will be in one of the four groups: family group; 12-17; 18 and over; and members of library staff.

P1060337The exhibition features all the entries and the public can vote for their favourite, with the overall public winner receiving a prize at a ceremony on Saturday 21 September.